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SWIR:  Strategies for Keeping Instructional Tools and Toys Safe

SWIR: Strategies for Keeping Instructional Tools and Toys Safe 0

With new stringent sanitation standards in schools and child care centres, is the only safe option, plastic toys?  Do we have to walk back the naturalization (wood pebbles, feathers, fabrics etc) of our classrooms? 

In this third in a series of blog posts on how child care centres and classrooms are re-opening while keeping both children and staff safe in a COVID world, we've organized some hygiene strategies for instructional materials and toys:  Sanitizing/Washing, Individualizing and Rotating (SWIR).

Learning Outside the School in a COVID World

Learning Outside the School in a COVID World 0

Across Canada child care centres are re-opening while keeping both children and staff safe in a world reshaped by COVID-19.  In this second of a series of blog posts we’ll look at outdoor learning for a safer education environment in a pandemic context.
How the Third Teacher can Teach Hygiene

How the Third Teacher can Teach Hygiene 0

Across Canada child care centres are re-opening, facing many decisions on how to keep both children and staff safe in a world reshaped by COVID-19. Ready access to sanitation options can make it easier for children to self-regulate and incorporate enhanced hygiene practices. In this first of a series of blog posts we’ll look at furnishings that help centres adapt to heightened sanitation and hygiene standards.